Old Cosmetics May Be Breeding Ground For Bacteria.

The UK’s Daily Mail (2/25) reports that the majority of “women are unaware of how their make-up bags can be a breeding ground for bacteria” that can “be transferred on to the face and cause irritation or even infection.” For example, “old mascara wands can breed bacteria that lead to conjunctivitis” and “should not be used six months after opening,” while “dirty brushes are a breeding ground for micro-organisms that can cause herpes, ringworm, and impetigo.”

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